Whether you are navigating the increasingly complex web of emerging privacy laws, responding to a data incident, unleashing the power of the data you collect, finding ways to safeguard the valuable information you hold or otherwise in need of a data-based “gut check,” McDermott’s global privacy & cybersecurity team provides the practical guidance to minimize risk and drive your business forward.
Clients turn to our award-winning team for risk-based insights rooted in commercially oriented advice informed by regulatory expertise. Having worked in-house and been seconded to some of the most well-known companies, we understand our clients’ expectations and the need to identify realistic risk priorities and maximize business opportunities. Our team comprises engineers and computer coders, former senior government officials and cybercrime prosecutors. In addition, we helped draft the laws—we contributed to the legislative process to develop the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and served at the European Commission leading deliberations over the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the e-Privacy regulation. We help you plan and prepare for the full lifecycle of data privacy needs, from proactive privacy and security counseling to incident response and regulatory and civil litigation.
Corporations across a wide range of industries partner with us to solve their most complex challenges, including:
Developing global “soup to nuts” privacy and cybersecurity compliance programs
Navigating evolving state and international privacy laws and sector-specific cybersecurity requirements
Addressing the increased scrutiny and attention on privacy and cybersecurity from regulators, plaintiffs’ bar, vendors, insurers, customers and consumers
Implementing “reasonable” cybersecurity and privacy standards that survive regulatory oversight and litigation
"They are among the most skilled in terms of protecting their clients and developing the approach for the client to protect themselves."
"Out-of-the-box thinking, reliability and sustainable advice."
Providing ongoing business-oriented privacy and cybersecurity advice to a leading global online manufacturer and retailer, where data is essential to the company’s success. We provide globally harmonized advice on complex product counseling and contracting issues
Advising a global provider of AI-powered workforce technology and services on privacy and cybersecurity compliance
Partnering with the privacy, legal and government affairs teams of an American telecommunications and mass media company to prepare for cutting-edge state and federal US privacy laws and assisting with legislative support to shape the next wave of data privacy laws
Advising an APAC-based multinational construction, property, investment and infrastructure company on third-party data issues and structuring data arrangements with those third parties, involving novel technologies of first use in the industry
Assisting a global leader of at-home medical testing, with its international compliance with data privacy laws, compliance with HIPAA, and creation of a data repository for research and analysis
Advising a leading US-based petroleum corporation on PCI-DSS compliance, privacy compliance (e.g., the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), digital marketing and loyalty compliance), breach preparedness and third-party vendor risk management
Representing a national online retailer in an extensive data breach originating on the systems of a key third-party vendor, which involved the exposure of personal information of client customers for a 16-month period
Responded to a vendor security incident on behalf of a global OEM, impacting information regarding approximately 3.3 million people in the United States and Canada
Represented one of the world’s largest investment firms in a multibillion-dollar investment to finance the worldwide expansion of a non-US financial services company, where we were retained to manage the privacy, cybersecurity and data protection risks arising from the expansion of a non-US financial services company to more than 100 countries